Obama is wrong, the US economy is ‘extraordinarily weak’ says former Fed chair Alan Greenspan

Posted on 27 February 2015 with no comments from readers

The US economy is ‘not strong’ says former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greespan contradicting the recent pronouncements by President Barack Obama. He spoke to Kelly Evans on CNBC ahead of today’s GDP number.

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Yields on the 10- and 30-year treasurys are falling is ‘an indication of how weak the overall global economy is’, he said, ‘effective demand is extraordinarily weak… The way I measure it, it’s probably tantamount to what we saw in the later stages of the Great Depression… it’s not anywhere near what the problems were back then but we haven’t seen anything like that since then.’


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Posted on 27 February 2015Categories: Banking & Finance, Bond Markets, Global Economics, Hedge Funds, Investment Gurus,Investment Management, Sovereign Wealth Funds, US Stocks, Video Channel